Sunday, 16 May 2010


Project 15 - personal made public

we had to write our own brief to identify a project/theme that reflects some personal considerations or areas of interest or focus.
we are then meant to use this as a starting point for our own self directed work for our last project.

i chose a working title of 'people don't listen they look'
it's inspired by my new love for posters

i've been looking at the work of 'Atelier Populaire' (popular workshop) which is a group name for protesting students who occupied Paris'most distinguished and conservative art school, L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1968. they created posters almost everyday for a month and a half. printed daily and then each evening they'd cover the Left Bank with their new designs. theses posters had to be generated quick as most posters were being ripped down almost as soon as they were out up.

my dream is to set up a collective, i've found this group to be so inspiring.

poster number one:

using the oscar wilde quote
"the only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. it is never of any use to oneself."

i used the idea of homemade help posters, were people attach their contact details to the bottom of the page, then you can tear
them off and take one with you if you like. but instead of details i made the "good advice" something people could tear off and take, keep
or pass on.

poster number two:

"life's greatest accomplishments are those that at first seem impossible"

the first time i tried a chinese finger puzzle, i thought my fingers were gone forever.

poster number three:

"the single, biggest problem with communication is the illusion it has taken place"

poster number four:

for all the illustrators, ha!

"everything big starts little"

poster number five:

"confusion is only a matter of doubt before you leap forward using your decision making power"

poster number six:

two cherries on top

"always be a little kinder than necessary"

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